Cape Town – Sharks assistant coach Sean Everitt has called
for a passionate and clinical performance from this charges when they face the
EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Sharks have had an indifferent start to this year’s
Currie Cup competition, losing two out of three games.
Their only win was a 33-25 home win over the Kings two weeks
ago, while they suffered defeats at the hands of the Pumas (33-24, Nelspruit)
and Lions (31-16, Durban).
“We didn’t execute our plan against them (Kings) well enough
in the first round, so while it’s important to have a plan, it’s how you arrive
on the day: the energy you display and your accuracy in execution that really
counts,” Everitt told the Sharks’ official website.
“The Kings have improved as the tournament has gone on. They
had a shaky start against the Lions, but played well against us and were
probably a bit unlucky to lose to the Pumas last weekend, so they are no easy
prey down in Port Elizabeth.
“We need to improve on what we’ve done over the last three
weeks and we have to take the lessons learned out of the game against EP in
Durban two weeks ago.”
Kick-off for Saturday’s clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
is scheduled for 17:05.
Eastern Province Kings:
15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Ronnie Cooke
(vice-captain), 12 JP du Plessis, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Karlo Aspeling, 9 Enrico
Acker, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Luke Watson (captain), 5 Cornell
Hess, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Substitutes: 16 Schalk Ferreira, 17 Edgar Marutlulle, 18
Simon Kerrod, 19 Stefan Willemse, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Dwayne Kelly, 22 Hansie
15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12.
Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Michael Claassens,
8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Daniel du Preez, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Marco
Wentzel (captain), 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2. Monde
Hadebe, 1. Dale Chadwick
Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. JC
Astle, 19. Jean-Luc du Preez, 20. Stefan Ungerer, 21. Wandile Mjekevu, 22.